New Mexico Payroll Tax Registration

As an employer in New Mexico, it is important to understand the process of payroll tax registration. This involves registering with the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department to fulfill your tax obligations and ensure compliance with state payroll tax laws.

How New Mexico Payroll Registration Works

There are 2 payroll tax setup tasks you may need to complete in New Mexico to get your new hire on payroll for the first time. You can follow the guide below to help you get registered directly with the New Mexico agencies or use Mosey to do it.

Use Mosey to register for payroll tax in New Mexico.

New Mexico Withholding Tax Setup

If you have New Mexico employees you must register with the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department to withhold state income tax.

  1. Register for a Withholding Tax Account

    Visit Taxpayer Access Point (TAP) and select "Apply for a New Mexico Business Tax ID" to register for a Withholding Tax account. A TAP account will be created for you during registration.

  2. Configure Payroll with Your Withholding Account ID

    Provide your Withholding Tax Account ID to your payroll provider.

New Mexico Unemployment Insurance Setup

New Mexico employers with $450 or more in quarterly payroll are required to register with the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions for Unemployment Insurance tax.

  1. Register for a New Mexico Unemployment Insurance Account

    Register with the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions for an Employer Account Number.

  2. Activate Your New Mexico Unemployment Insurance Account

    After registering with the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, you will receive a notice with an Unemployment Insurance Tax System User ID and password. You must activate your account with the provided credentials before filing Unemployment Insurance tax online.

  3. Configure Payroll

    Provide your Employer Account Number and Unemployment Insurance contribution rate to your payroll provider.

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